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Watch out for ECQ in Dagupan

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   I watched Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim’s video-taped message on the downgrading of the quarantine classification of Dagupan City, from MGCQ to GCQ keenly. I had hoped to hear him tick off the strategy he crafted to help Dagupan residents fight the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus…

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Watch out for ECQ in Dagupan

By September 14, 2021Punchline

A breath of fresh air

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE filing of the cases against PhilHealth officers and employees in both national and regional offices with the Ombudsman by the NBI Dagupan District comes as a breath of fresh air even as we wear face masks and face shields! It’s the development that the…

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A breath of fresh air

By September 7, 2021Punchline

“Old Normal” vs. “New Normal”

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WE decided on the unprecedented high number of COVID-19 deaths in one day in Dagupan City as The PUNCH’s headline this week if only to make our communities realize the deadly consequences of irresponsibility and serious lack of discipline in our midst. It’s not our…

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“Old Normal” vs. “New Normal”

By August 31, 2021Punchline

Human solution to COVID

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   AT the rate the country is going and managing the COVID-19 pandemic, people are obviously beginning to take the pandemic as merely a problematic numbers issue. Except for media’s sources of news updates, there are no human faces attached to the problem. This explains in…

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Human solution to COVID

By August 9, 2021Punchline

Dagupan City Hall is risking lives of children

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SOMETHING doesn’t seem to make sense in Dagupan City that was recently declared a “high risk area” for COVID-19. Within days of that declaration by the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), the Lim administration declared the Tondaligan Beach open to families for business and swimming….

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Dagupan City Hall is risking lives of children

By July 27, 2021Punchline

IATF as LTFRB’s big bad wolf

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WHAT a revelation that was by LTFRB when it unwittingly admitted that its policy compelling provincial buses operating in the central and northern Luzon to use the North Luzon Express Terminal exclusively (and not the bus companies own terminals), during the Question Hour of the…

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IATF as LTFRB’s big bad wolf

By July 20, 2021Punchline